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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

KNOW that Flag!

Today's History Lesson...flags of America

Flags representing America and our military are waved regularly whether carried or flying atop a flagpole. Each upholds symbols of honor and courage often carrying special meaning for the day upon which it is displayed.


How much do you know about the flags of the United States Armed Forces? Would you be able to identify each one on a moment's notice? Among other symbols and insignia that are displayed periodically, flags are flown on various occasions and on ships, bases, camps, military academies, as well as personally at home. Each flag has its own story to tell.

Let's begin with the flag of the United States Army for on June 12, 1956, the 241-year-old U.S. Army adopted its first official flag. A replica of the War Office Seal appears on a white background with the inscription "United States Army" underneath. "1775" is the year in which the Continental Army was created with the appointment of General George Washington as Commander-in-Chief.
A centered Eagle, Globe, and Anchor appear on a red background, with a streaming banner underneath bearing the words "UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS" in red lettering.
Next time you are at an event where a joint service color guard is on parade or you pass by a flag waving beneath an American flag atop a flagpole in someone's front yard (perhaps a neighbor), pause for a moment in recognition of those who serve or have served in the name of America! 

Proudly acknowledge...

"I know that flag!"

There flies a weathered flag
Waving proudly all day long
It stands for courage and honor
Of service mighty and strong
It holds special meaning
Swaying back and forth
It sings praises of glory
Serving south and north
I don't have to ask
Which branch does it serve?
"I know that flag"
As I smile with verve
I stand at salute
Stalwart indeed
For those who died
All who did bleed

'Tis for America
For you and for me
Each flag waves
O'er land and at sea

Always Support Our Troops!

Flag Day = June 14!